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Table 2 ME distance (mm) by clinical characteristics

From: Prospective evaluation of microscopic extension using whole-mount preparation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: Definition of clinical target volume for radiotherapy

Characteristic ME extent (mean ± SD) P value
Age (y)   NS
   ≤60 1.3 ± 1.4  
   >60 1.0 ± 1.5  
Sex   NS
   Male 1.2 ± 1.5  
   Female 1.1 ± 0.9  
Status of Hepatitis   
   HBsAg positive 1.3 ± 1.5 NS
   HCVAb positive 0.3 ± 0.6  
   Others 1.0 ± 1.1  
AFP level (ng/ml)   NS
   Normal 1.1 ± 1.5  
   Elevated 1.3 ± 1.3  
Tumor size (cm)   NS
   ≤5 1.2 ± 1.3  
   >5 1.2 ± 1.5  
TNM stage   NS
   I 1.2 ± 1.4  
   II 1.2 ± 1.5  
Platelets (G/L)   NS
   <100 1.3 ± 2.0  
   ≥100 1.2 ± 1.3  
AST level (U/L)   NS
   ≤40 1.3 ± 1.5  
   >40 1.0 ± 1.3  
ALT level (U/L)   NS
   ≤40 1.2 ± 1.4  
   >40 1.1 ± 1.5  
GGT level (U/L)   NS
   ≤55 1.0 ± 0.9  
   >55 1.4 ± 1.9  
Albumin level(g/L)   NS
   ≤35 1.0 ± 0.8  
   >35 1.2 ± 1.5  
BIL (μmol/L)   NS
   ≤17.1 1.2 ± 1.5  
   >17.1 1.1 ± 1.1  
PT(s)   NS
   ≤13.3 1.3 ± 1.5  
   >13.3 1.0 ± 1.1  
Tumor grade   <0.01
   1 0.0 ± 0.1  
   2 0.9 ± 0.9  
   3 1.9 ± 1.9  
All patients 1.2 ± 1.4 --
  1. Abbreviations: As in table 1.